Vadodara is more popularly known by its earlier name Baroda. It is an important city in Gujarat. Vadodara stands third among the largest cities in Gujarat, closely following Ahmedabad and Surat. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, and hence the city has earned the name of the ?Sanskrit Nagar? or the ?Kala Nagari? (City of Arts). After the Mughals were expelled by the Marathas from Gujarat, their local lieutenants known as the Gaekwad clan settled down in Vadodara. The descendants of the royal family still remain in this city in the famous Lakshmi Vilas Palace. Fertilizers, medicines, compounds, fisheries, dairy, fiber weaves and machine gears contribute to this citys economy. Crops like rice, wheat, grams, sugarcane, yellow peas and yarn are harvested in Vadodara. The city is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river. Vadodara experiences a semi-arid climate, with dry summers and winters and humid monsoon days. Many large-scale and heavy industries can be found in this city. Units of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (or ONGC), Gujarat Alkalis and Chemicals Limited (GACL) and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) are to be found in and around the city. There are numerous educational institutions in Vadodara including the largest university in Gujarat - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
The Union Bank of India was incorporated on 11th November 1919 with its headquarters in Mumbai. In the year 1921, The Head Office of the Bank in Mumbai was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The Bank has a presence of over 4200+ branches across India. The core values of bank management are reflected in the fact that the bank has shown an exponential profit growth in last 96 years of its working. The Union Bank has been playing a very proactive role in the economic growth of India. It extends credit to meet the requirements of different sectors of the economy such as Industries, exports, trading, agriculture, infrastructure. Along with that, there are individual sectors in which the bank has given credit to influence economic growth and to earn from a well-diversified portfolio of assets. The resources of the bank are mobilized through Term Deposits, Current, Savings, and through refinance and borrowings from abroad. The Union Bank consists of large customer base of over 5.7 crores. On the technology front, the Bank has been an early adopter of technology due to which 100% of its branches are computerized. Shri Rajkiran Rai G. is the current Managing Director and CEO of the bank.